New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton knows exactly what to do to get his team motivated for a successful post-season run.
This week, Payton reportedly arrived at a team meeting accompanied by three armed guards and carrying more than $200,000 in cash, the Vince Lombardi Trophy and a Super Bowl ring as a way to inspire his team to become the 2019 NFL champions. Players can make $201,000 in playoff bonuses if they go to the Super Bowl, according to ESPN, and the Lombardi trophy is awarded to the winning team.
"That's definitely motivating," Saints running back Mark Ingram told ESPN. "Of course, everybody's playing to be champions. But that trophy, that bread, all that's on the line. It's just another little way to get us going."